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Name  Zach Duke
Born  4/19/1983
Height  6-1
Weight  205
Number  33
Position  RP
Bats  L
Throws  L
3/29/2012 5:35:00 PM
Description: Two days after getting cut by the Astros, Zach Duke signed a minor league deal with the Nationals.
Insight: If Duke wasn't good enough for Houston, a team that won just 56 times last year, why would Washington take a chance on him? Duke was a disaster in spring training (0-3, 11.30 ERA). We're not sure what the Nationals see in him. Whatever it is, it's definitely not fantasy potential.
5/28/2011 10:41:00 PM
Description: Zach Duke hit a home run and hurled seven shutout innings today against Houston in the Diamondbacks 11-3 win.
Insight: Zach looked good in his season debut, giving up three hits, one walk and striking out four in seven frames. Let's see what he does next time out, but today was a great start.
3/3/2011 5:50:00 AM
Description: Zach Duke allowed three runs last night. He has allowed four runs in four innings in his two starts this spring.
Insight: Let's state the obvious - Duke isn't very good. He doesn't deserve a roster spot anywhere but deep mixed leagues. His low strikeout rate gives him no upside.
12/2/2010 9:24:00 PM
Description: Zach Duke is close to agreeing on a contract with Arizona. SOURCE: STEVE GILBERT
Insight: No word yet on the numbers involved but expect them to be small. Duke will be able to compete for a rotation spot but will be no sure thing to earn one.
11/25/2010 8:38:00 PM
Description: The Pirates have traded SP Zach Duke to Arizona for a player to be named. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Duke has pitched fairy well at Chase Field for his career, with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 4 games; he did, however, allow 4 HR's in just over 26 innings. Consider Duke a later round pick in NL-only leagues right now.
11/22/2010 3:02:00 PM
Description: Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Indians may be interested in Duke.
Insight: Duke was designated for assignment by the Pirates last week, aftet going 8-15 with a 5.72 ERA this past season. (RapidDraft.com)
11/20/2010 11:17:00 AM
Description: The Pirates released LHP Zach Duke. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: Duke never lived up to the potential he showed his rookie season; expect some team to take a flier on the leftie.
10/1/2010 12:01:00 AM
Description: Duke allowed nine runs (four earned) on eight hits over four innings against Florida on Thursday night.
Insight: Duke will finish 2010 at 8-15 with a 5.72 ERA. (RapidDraft.com)
9/30/2010 7:52:00 PM
Description: Zach Duke gave up nine runs (four earned) in four innings tonight in Florida.
Insight: He'll finish the year with a 5.72 ERA - one of the worst in baseball among full year starters. He is strictly an NL-Only late round pick for 2011.
9/15/2010 3:05:00 PM
Description: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Pirates' manager John Russell said Duke could be removed from the starting rotation.
Insight: Duke has a 5.78 ERA over 26 starts this season, and the Pirates may not tender him a contract this winter. (RapidDraft.com)
9/15/2010 10:31:00 AM
Description: Pirates manager John Russell said that Zach Duke could be removed from the starting rotation. SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Insight: Duke is 7-14 on the year with an ERA at 5.78. He has given up 20 runs in his last 14 2/3 innings and is simply not worth the trouble.
9/14/2010 11:02:00 PM
Description: Duke allowed eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits over 3.1 innings against the Mets on Tuesday night.
Insight: Duke dropped to 7-14 with a 5.78 ERA on the season. (RapidDraft.com)
9/9/2010 1:01:00 AM
Description: Duke allowed four runs on six hits in one-plus inning against the Braves on Wednesday night.
Insight: Duke dropped to 7-13 with a 5.47 ERA on the season after this dismal outing. (RapidDraft.com)
9/8/2010 8:24:00 PM
Description: Zach Duke was pulled after giving up four runs in one-plus innings today.
Insight: On a last place team with a 5.47 ERA, Duke shouldn't be active in any leagues.
9/4/2010 12:01:00 AM
Description: Duke allowed four runs on five hits over five innings against Washington on Friday night.
Insight: Duke got the win, and is now 7-12 with a 5.24 ERA on the season. (RapidDraft.com)
8/23/2010 9:52:00 AM
Description: Duke allowed one run on five hits over seven innings against the Mets on Sunday.
Insight: Duke got the win, and is now 6-12 with a 5.10 ERA on the season. (SportsBuff.com)
8/22/2010 8:16:00 PM
Description: Pirates SP Zach Duke allowed just 1 run over 7 innings, beating the Mets, 2-1. He gave up 5 hits and walked 2, while striking out 5.
Insight: Duke has not pitched well this season but he did have a good match-up against the offensively challenged Mets. He is only a spot starter in deep NL-only leagues at this point.
8/17/2010 11:40:00 PM
Description: Duke allowed five runs on nine hits over 5.2 innings against Florida on Tuesday night.
Insight: Duke took the loss, and is now 5-12 with a 5.33 ERA this season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/28/2010 12:29:00 AM
Description: Duke allowed two runs on three hits over six innings against Colorado on Tuesday night.
Insight: Duke is now 5-9 with a 5.09 ERA this season, but he has pitched fairly well in his last two starts. (SportsBuff.com)
7/21/2010 11:22:00 PM
Description: Duke allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings against Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
Insight: Duke got a win, and is now 4-9 with a 5.22 ERA this season. He is still not a good fantasy option. (SportsBuff.com)